For those of you who don’t know, I have been attempting to acclimate fresh water mollies into salt water. I have a 10 gal
QT that was just sitting here, and a couple of fish that like live food on occasion. So adding 2 and 2 together I came up with 5 and I thought why not breed some sort of feeder fish. Chatting on AA, someone mentioned to me that mollies can be introduced to higher levels of SG
than other FW
fish so I should try and breed them in SW
because they breed like bunnies.
I have been trying for some time now and have not been able to get any mollies to live in SW
longer than a week
. I decided that this group of 3 mollies that I bought from PetCo 2 weeks ago would be my last attempt. I bought 1 male and 2 fat females, hoping that they were pregnant. I drip acclimated them to over 12 hours and introduced them to the tank. The male lived 3 days, and I have been waiting for the females to die as well. To my surprise, this morning I noticed 15+ baby mollies hiding in a plastic plant, that I just happened to find while I was cleaning out some old fish stuff last night. I just stuck it in the QT without even anchoring it. Now all they have to do is live long enough to grow to a size that I can feed my other fish.